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Sony Handycam DCR-SR210E Operating Manual

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Digital Video Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
For details on the advanced operations, please refer to
"Handycam Handbook" (PDF).
2008 Sony Corporation



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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide DCR-SR210E/SR220E For details on the advanced operations, please refer to “Handycam Handbook” (PDF). 2008 Sony Corporation  3-287-850-11(1)
  • Page 2: Read This First

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. FOR CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE ATTENTION The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this unit.
  • Page 3 Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4: Supplied Items

    the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  Increase the separation between the  equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on  a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Page 5 If you repeat recording/deleting images for a  long time, fragmentation of data occurs on the media. Images cannot be saved or recorded. In such a case, save your images on some type of external media first, and then perform [MEDIA FORMAT]*.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Note on disposal/transfer If you perform [MEDIA FORMAT]* to format  the hard disk of the camcorder, data may not be completely deleted from the hard disk. When you transfer the camcorder, it is recommended that you perform [ EMPTY]* to prevent the recovery of your data.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Charging the battery pack Battery pack DC IN jack You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series) after attaching it to your camcorder.  Notes Your camcorder operates only with an  “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series). Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the Handycam Station.
  • Page 8 To charge the battery pack using only the AC Adaptor Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then connect the AC Adaptor directly to the DC IN jack on your camcorder. POWER swith With the  mark on the right. DC plug Available running time for the supplied battery pack...
  • Page 9: Step 2: Turning The Power On, And Setting The Date And Time

    Step 2: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time (HOME) (p. 19) Touch the button on the LCD screen. While pressing the green button, turn the POWER switch repeatedly in the direction of the arrow until the respective lamp lights up. (Movie): To record movies (Still): To record still images Go to step 3 when you turn on your...
  • Page 10: Step 3: Selecting The Media

    The internal hard disk: approx. 21 hours 50  minutes “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (4 GB) made by  Sony Corporation: 1 hour 20 minutes Check the number of recordable still images on  the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 17). (HOME) ...
  • Page 11 ACCESS lamp (“Memory Stick PRO Duo”) If you have selected [MEMORY STICK] as the movie media, turn the POWER switch until the lamp lights up. The [Create a new Image Database File.] screen appears on the LCD screen when you insert a new “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”...
  • Page 12: Recording/Playback

    Recording/Playback Recording The images are recorded on the media selected on the media setting (p. 10). In the default setting, both movies and still images are recorded on the hard disk. POWER switch : To record movies : To record still images (HOME) (p.
  • Page 13: Playback

    Playback You can play back images recorded on the media selected in the media setting (p. 10). The default setting is the hard disk. (VIEW IMAGES) button  (VIEW IMAGES) button   HOME MENU  Previous 6 images  Next 6 images ...
  • Page 14: Playing The Image On A Tv

    To adjust the volume of movies When playing back a movie, touch (OPTION)  tab  [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with  Tips  appears with the image on each of the  tab that was lastly played back/recorded. When you touch image marked with , you can play it back from the point you have stopped previously.
  • Page 15: Other Parts And Functions Of The Camcorder

    Other parts and functions of the camcorder Buttons, jacks, etc., which are not explained in other chapters, are explained here. Handycam Station Recording/Playback  Power zoom lever Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.
  • Page 16  EASY button Press EASY to display of the settings are set automatically for easy recording/playback. To cancel, press EASY again.  DISP/BATT INFO button You can switch the screen display when you press while the POWER switch is set to on. When you press while the power is set to OFF (CHG), you can check the remaining battery.
  • Page 17: Indicators Displayed During Recording/Playback

    Indicators displayed during recording/playback Recording movies Recording still images Viewing movies Viewing still images  HOME button  Remaining battery (approx.)  Recording status ([STBY] (standby) or [REC] (recording))  Recording mode (HQ/SP/LP)  Recording/playback media  Counter (hour/minute/second)  Remaining recording time ...
  • Page 18 Indicators when you made changes Following indicators appear during recording/playback to indicate the settings of your camcorder. Upper left Bottom Upper left Indicator Meaning AUDIO MODE Self-timer recording Flash, REDEYE REDUC MICREF LEVEL low WIDE SELECT BLT-IN ZOOM MIC Upper right Indicator Meaning Fader...
  • Page 19: Performing Various Functions

    Performing various functions - “ “ OPTION” You can display the menu screen by (HOME)  (or )/ pressing (OPTION). For details on the menu items, see “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) (p. 23). (HOME)  (HOME)  (OPTION) Using the HOME MENU You can change the operating settings for (HOME) ...
  • Page 20 Items of the HOME MENU (CAMERA) category MOVIE* PHOTO* SMTH SLW (VIEW IMAGES) category VISUAL INDEX* INDEX* INDEX* PLAYLIST (OTHERS) category DELETE* DELETE], [ PHOTO CAPTURE MOVIE DUB [DUB by select], [DUB by date], [ DUB ALL] PHOTO [COPY by select], [COPY COPY by date] EDIT...
  • Page 21: Saving Images

  • Page 22: Deleting Images

     Tips You can dub movies or copy still images from  the hard disk to a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” (HOME)  Touch MOVIE DUB]/[PHOTO COPY]. Select the media which contains the images you want to delete before the operation (p.
  • Page 23: Enjoying With A Computer

    Browser” is not supported by Macintosh computers. To use a Macintosh computer connected to your camcorder, see the following website for details. Installing and viewing “Handycam Handbook” (PDF) To view “Handycam Handbook” (PDF), you need to install Adobe Reader on your computer.
  • Page 24: Installing Software

    Memory: 256 MB or more Hard disk: Disk volume required for installation: Approximately 500 MB (5 GB or more may be necessary when creating DVD-Videos.) Display: Minimum 1,024 × 768 dots Others:  USB port (this must be provided as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible) is recommended), DVD burner (CD-ROM drive is necessary for installation)
  • Page 25  Disconnect the USB cable.  Operating “Picture Motion Browser” To start “Picture Motion Browser,” click [Start]  [All Programs]  [Sony Picture Utility]  [PMB - Picture Motion Browser]. For the basic operation of “Picture Motion Browser,” see “PMB Guide.”...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    During repair, we may check a minimum  amount of data stored on the hard disk in order to investigate the problem. However, your Sony dealer will neither copy nor retain your data. For the symptoms of your camcorder, see ...
  • Page 27: Self-Diagnosis Display/Warning

    Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators If indicators appear on the LCD screen, check the following. If the problem persists even after you have tried a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Indicators/Messages Causes/Soiutions The battery pack is not C:04:...
  • Page 28 Indicators/Messages Causes/Soiutions The “Memory Stick  PRO Duo” is damaged. Format the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” with your camcorder. An incompatible  “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is inserted.  Access to the “Memory  Stick PRO Duo” was restricted on another device.
  • Page 29: Additional Information

    If any solid object or liquid gets inside the  casing, unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a Sony dealer before operating it any further. Avoid rough handling, disassembling,  modifying, physical shock, or impact such as hammering, dropping or stepping on the product.
  • Page 30 Remote Commander may shorten, or the Remote Commander may not function properly. In this case, replace the battery with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camcorder’s setting information at the time of recording. ** The unique pixel array of Sony’s ClearVid CMOS Sensor and image processing system (BIONZ) allows still image resolution equivalent to the sizes described.
  • Page 32 Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony  Corporation. “BIONZ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks  of Dolby Laboratories. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, ...

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